Bilibili Gaming top laner Chen “Bin” Ze-Bin spoke to the media fresh off of the back of a dominating 3-0 lower-bracket victory that eliminated Korea’s Gen.G from MSI 2023. The former-RNG player was cocky in his answers, showing the same confidence that he displayed throughout the series in which he commanded his top lane matchups.
Bin was initially quizzed on his battle against lane opponent Choi “Doran” Hyeon-joon and why he was able to come out on top at MSI. Bin’s answer was simple; “because I’m just stronger.” He was equally as forthright when asked about his preference for carry champions, such as Fiora and Gwen, while others opt for tanks; “I just play the champions that I like on stage.”
Bilibili has now played more matches this season than any other squad at MSI, making both their LPL playoff and MSI attempts through best-of-five-filled lower bracket runs. Bin believes that “it can be an advantage… because of this, we are able to just become stronger after every single game.” That improvement has, in Bin’s eyes, meant that BLG is “already the dark horse” to win the tournament.
They became a dark horse, having previously been counted out as the worst out of what was four remaining teams – before they eliminated Gen.G. WIN.gg asked Bin if it was satisfying to disprove those doubters.
“To be honest, I totally didn’t care about the doubters – so I don’t have much thought.”
BLG now moves on to the lower bracket final, facing the last remaining LCK side in T1, which itself was beaten by JD Gaming in the upper bracket. Should BLG make it through, then a rematch of the LPL final will also be the matchup to decide the champion of MSI 2023.